Daedalus and Icarus
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Movie or TV Productions
"Daedalus" is the name of a 2005 episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. The plot focuses on an inventor named Dr. Emory Emerson who visits the spaceship. Sounds about right.
The Daedalus and Icarus myth was dramatized by Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths series. It's not The Muppets, but we'll take what we can get.
The Daedalus Encounter was a video game and "interactive movie" from 1995. It was set in outer space, and featured a space ship named Daedalus. What is it with this guy and outer space?
Check out this pretty fantastic stop-motion Lego version of the myth. We dare you to top this.
Someone accepted our dare. Here's another cool stop-motion video of the myth, this time using paper cutouts.
And here's a slightly darker, more depressing adaptation of the myth. Watch at your own risk.
The (awesome) song "Carry On My Wayward Son" by the 70s band Kansas draws on this high-flying myth. Here's a sample lyric for you: "I was soaring ever higher, but I flew too high."
The English folk band Death in June (yikes) penned a song about the myth. It's sad and folksy—what a combo.
Contemporary artists such as U2, Bon Iver, Ani DiFranco, and Regina Spektor have all mentioned Icarus or his "wings of wax" in various songs. Way to be super-famous, Icarus.
Sci-fi fans rejoice! A two-part Star Trek series called Daedalus exists: it's about Starfleet's first warp 5 vessel (named Daedalus).
Images & Artwork (Copyrighted and Unsure)
The sculptor Simon Benetton crafted large metal wings called Ikarus 1993. They sit outside the Bonn Opera in Germany. And they're awesome.
American artist Roger Brown created a mural of Daedalus and Icarus over an entrance to a skyscraper at 120 North LaSalle in Chicago. What do you think of this modern take?
In 1947, the French artist Henri Matisse included this playful rendition of Icarus falling in his book "Jazz." Pretty cool, right?
This ancient fresco from a wall in Pompeii depicts the fall of Icarus. This story has been around forever.